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What state are you in?
Did you make any threats of any kind?
No, I just spoke loudly and used the word f**k in the following sentence: Why the f**k didn't someone call me at that point to give me an update on the status of the package?"
Was this only one time?
That I used that word?
Then it isn't illegal. There is MA law that covers behavior like that if it continues over a "period of time" or is a "knowing pattern" but just once wouldn't come close to meeting that.
Could you be more specific with "behavior like that"? The fact that I spoke loudly, or the fact that I used the F word?
The statute says " a knowing pattern of conduct or series of acts over a period of time directed at a specific person, which seriously alarms that person and would cause a reasonable person to suffer substantial emotional distress".
So if you called them up every day for several days and yelled at them then it would probably meet that definition.
Ok, that helps a lot
also, this was a random postal service telephone operator as far as I know
I think the statute also needs the same person more than once.
ok, thank you so much. I have been worried all day about this. I am also not the type of person that would normally yell at someone
You're very welcome. No need to worry.
Thanks again :)
You're welcome and best wishes to you. Please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I'd suggest Excellent) so I get credit for my work.
Thanks. I will definitely rate you as excellent; you were a great help
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